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Nearly A Valediction

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You happened to me. I was happened to
like an abandoned building by a bull-
dozer, like the van that missed my skull
happened a two-inch gash across my chin.
You were as deep down as I've ever been.
You were inside me like my pulse. A new-
born flailing toward maternal heartbeat through
the shock of cold and glare: when you were gone,
swaddled in strange air I was that alone
again, inventing life left after you.

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Susan Williams 24 February 2016

How does she do this? She makes monuments out of moments. She walks out the door and she sees so much that needs to be expressed and experienced. What a talented poet.

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